The 2nd Round of the WSK Super Master Series has ended with a positive sporting balance, which has seen the win of Achille Rea together with the CRG Black Mirror shining in the Mini Under 10 category. On the Franciacorta track, CRG drivers have stood out in all categories, starting from the Mini one, where not only Rea was the protagonist with the nice photo finish victory in the Under 10, but also in the higher category, the performances were excellent starting from the Qualifying Practice with the group Pole Position scored by Bruno Blanco, as well as the good performances of Asher Ochstein, Cristian Blandino and Luuk Taal.
A very positive weekend also for the CRG drivers racing in the OK category, where the debut of Louis Iglesias was positively surprising as he obtained P6 overall in the Qualifying and then started from the 1st row for the Super Heat, before two different contacts in the Final relegated him to P9, precluding him the possibility of fighting for the podium. Gabriel Gomez also did an excellent race finishing P8, while Simone Bianco was delayed due to a contact on lap 1 and Nikolas Roos had to retire, due to a contact as well. On the other hand, Mattia Colnaghi and Filippo Fiorentino didn’t make it to the Final. The OK Junior drivers, all fast, were penalized by a bit of bad luck: among them, the only one to qualify for the OKJ Final was Klara Kowalczyk, who crossed the finish line in P22 and after the bumper penalty, finished in P28.
Finally, in the KZ class, Bruno Mulders‘ race was conditioned by a sickness suffered by the driver on Friday, which caused him to miss a session and subsequently the possibility of qualifying for the Final.
As for the WSK Super Master Series, the 3rd and penultimate round of the season is scheduled in Sarno on the weekend of 4th and 5th March, while the final round will take place in April on the Cremona track.
CRG drivers’ post-race reactions:
Achille Rea (Mini Under 10): “I am very happy with this result because I have managed the race by bringing the decisive attack into the last corner. The chassis and engine were very good throughout the weekend and I have to thank all the technical staff of the team, the engineer Salemi and my coach Giorgio for the great work done this weekend”.
Louis Iglesias (OK): “I couldn’t have hoped for a better race for my debut in a WSK race among the big names in the OK category. I am very happy with my speed and my weekend in general, but above all with what I have learnt and the potential we have shown, including from a technical point of view. A great weekend, even if the final result does not reflect our real potential”.
Gabriel Gomez (OK): “This weekend was a great opportunity to start a work program in view of the OK World Championship, which will take place on this track in October. We have tried different set up solutions, to have a database on two different types of chassis, also working on the engine at the same time. On Sunday in the Final we had a good race pace and we could have aspired to a better result if I had started in a better position on the grid, but this was not a priority objective for us”.